DALLAS, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Poo~Pourri announces that 100 percent of website sales from March 3-5 will be donated to Lotus Outreach International on March 4 and 5, the weekend before International Women's Day. Lotus Outreach International will use the funds to empower girls from rural communities in Cambodia and India through education.
When girls in poor, rural, Cambodian villages reach 11 or 12 years old, they have few paths to choose from. Their primary choices are to become a child bride, or cross into Thailand where they're promised jobs as nannies or servers, only to be sold into brothels. Education provides a crossroad for these girls, but school tuition and boarding costs are too expensive for most rural families.
That is why the non-profit Lotus Outreach International provides resources for girls in these situations through programs such as Girls Access to Education (GATE). Through GATE, girls in Cambodia receive scholarships to attend school. The cost is a simple $1,200 a year for classes, room and board, supplies, and all other expenses.
"Sometimes we feel our paths are limited by our circumstances, and it just takes one person to empower us by telling us we can be more. Lotus Outreach International does that for these girls in Cambodia and India," said Suzy Batiz, CEO of Poo~Pourri. "I am so excited to be bold for change on International Women's Day by supporting some of the most vulnerable women in our global community through Lotus Outreach International."
Sales from all products on Poo~Pourri's website, from the original Before-You-Go® toilet spray to t-shirts and tote bags, will be donated to Lotus Outreach International this weekend.
"We are so grateful to Poo~Pourri for partnering with us for International Women's Day," said Patty Waltcher, President of Lotus Outreach International. "The support from Poo~Pourri will be invaluable in helping us provide educational resources to even more girls. When you empower a girl, you empower a society. These girls come back to their villages and bring the gift of knowledge to their families and communities."
Poo~Pourri is a small, woman-owned business that recognizes the incredible contributions women make to our local and global communities. Poo~Pourri believes all women should have a voice, a safe environment, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams and bare their genius. That is why Poo~Pourri supports programs around the world that protect women from violence and help them secure an education, like Lotus Outreach International. Poo~Pourri will also be donating an additional $30,000 to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to celebrate International Women's Day, March 8.
Since 2007, Poo~Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray has been stopping bathroom odor before it begins so you can leave the bathroom smelling better than you found it. With over 200 million combined YouTube views and over 20 million bottles sold, Poo~Pourri has become a pop culture sensation and start-up success. Poo~Pourri is sold in over 9,000 independent retailers and nationwide retailers including CVS, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta, QVC and Amazon.com. Poo~Pourri earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval in 2013 and an Edison award in 2014. The company was also ranked on Inc.'s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. To learn more, visit www.poopourri.com.
ABOUT LOTUS OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL
Lotus Outreach is a California-based 501 (c)(3) dedicated to ensuring the education, health and safety of vulnerable women and children in the developing world. The GATE Women and Youth Scholarship program is one of several successful projects it operates in Asia today. For more information visit http://www.lotusoutreach.org
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